After earning his first solo race win at home event the Clipsal 500 Adelaide last year, Nick Percat is looking for more results as he shifts to family team Brad Jones Racing.
The victory took his tally to an impressive two – Percat won on debut at Mount Panorama back in 2011 paired with Garth Tander at the Holden Racing Team.
Signing with Walkinshaw Racing back in 2007, Percat competed in Formula Ford, winning the national title in 2009 and breaking Steven Richards’ record for most race wins.
He then progressed to the V8 Supercars Development Series in 2010 and finished fourth in the standings, earning the 2011 endurance drive that etched his name in the history books, becoming the first rookie winner in 30 years.
He remained part of HRT’s endurance line-up while he continued to race full-time in the Dunlop Series until the end of 2012.
The following year Percat stepped into the Porsche Carrera Cup and placed second, stacking up a record amount of pole positions and fastest laps. He then substituted for the injured James Courtney in the HRT Commodore at the season-ending Sydney 500 before receiving the full-time call-up in 2014.
Percat’s debut full-time season recorded a second at Eastern Creek and third at the iconic Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. He rounded out the year 12th in the Championship, making him the highest placed rookie, but it was a difficult end to the year when licence holder James Rosenberg elected to sell his REC (Racing Entitlement Contract) leaving Percat without a drive.
Days before Christmas he was announced at minnow squad Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, and while some times were tough – Percat missed the final two rounds of 2014 due to a blood infection – he was able to give team boss and good friend Lucas Dumbrell his first ever Supercars race win.